Bristol, South Dakota started out in 1881 as a terminal of the Milwaukee railroad, deriving its name for Bristol, England. Slow to grow at first, Bristol was not actually incorporated until 1921. In the 1930’s the largest creamery in the region was located here. The farming community around Bristol had large dairy herds and large wheat fields. This area is still for the most part a farming community.
Today Bristol is still a small friendly community with lots of charm on the Yellowstone Trail. The Bristol area is also a great place for hunting and fishing. You will find not only our own South Dakota Ringneck pheasants in abundance but also thousands of migratory birds utilizing the grain fields and nearby lakes.
Bristol has convenience stores and gas, locally owned restaurant and bar, campsites and lodging for the traveler looking for a travel stop along South Dakota's highway 12.
Picture your next travel stop in Bristol, South Dakota!